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Newsmakers Encore: High schooler is first in his family to go to college – and he’s headed to Princeton on a scholarship

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In this encore edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton talks with Ivan Ruiz. He’s a Skyline High School student who was admitted to Princeton University with a financial scholarship that covers his full tuition and housing.

Ivan is the first person in his family to go to college. Throughout his life, he has demonstrated a natural
talent and passion for education while participating in football, Honors Society, school clubs, AP classes and working a part-time job at a fast food restaurant.

Ivan is an Idaho State University TRIO Educational Talent Search student. TRIO provides access and opportunity programs for students across the country. Martha Ramirez works in eastern Idaho with TRIO at ISU and joined Newsmakers to discuss how the organization has helped local students.

Watch the entire conversation in the video player above.

EAST IDAHO NEWSMAKERS ARCHIVES

THESE 4 EASTERN IDAHOANS ARE NATIONAL FIDDLER CHAMPIONS

PRIDDAHO LEADERS TALK ABOUT HOW THEY WANT TO HELP EASTERN IDAHO

HOW ALEX BOYE WENT FROM BEING A HOMELESS TEENAGER TO A POPULAR ENTERTAINER

HOW COSTCO ENDED UP COMING TO IDAHO FALLS & THE CITY’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OUTLOOK

DR. DAVID ADLER, PRESIDENT OF THE ALTURAS INSTITUTE

IFPD CHIEF SHARES BEHIND-THE-SCENES DETAILS IN THE ANGIE DODGE MURDER CASE & TALKS ABOUT WHAT’S NEXT

IDAHO FALLS SUMMER ROAD PROJECTS, WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE WATER TOWER, GROWTH AND MORE

CONGRESSMAN MIKE SIMPSON ON IMMIGRATION, DRUG PRICES, SALMON IN IDAHO & WHY HE’S RUNNING AGAIN

MEET ERIC OLVERA, THE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR JUST ACCEPTED TO HARVARD ON A FULL-RIDE SCHOLARSHIP

POPULAR CHILDREN’S AUTHOR OBERT SKYE

SETH AARON HENDERSON – A TWO-TIME PROJECT RUNWAY WINNER & FIN FUN’S NEW LEAD DESIGNER

IFPD CHIEF DISCUSSES COLD CASES, THE NEED FOR A NEW FACILITY AND WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE DEPARTMENT

HOW THIS LOCAL WOMAN ENDED UP ON THE DOLLAR GOLD COIN

BRANDON WILLIAMS, THE LOCAL KNIFE MAKER WHO WON HISTORY CHANNEL’S ‘FORGED IN FIRE’

LUKE MICKELSON AND HIS MISSION TO MAKE SURE NO KID SLEEPS ON THE FLOOR

STEVE CANNON REFLECTS ON HIS 42 YEAR BROADCAST CAREER

SUBMIT A CORRECTION